Hyattsville City Council

Hyattsville briefs

January 2, 2017

There has been a lot going on in Hyattsville in the last few months. So much that our small staff hasn’t been able to fully cover many stories. Here are a few things to know. City Attorney retires; new attorney named Long-time City Attorney Richard T. Colaresi retired effective Dec. 14. To [read more]

Question of city council size to appear on 2017 ballot

January 2, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — At their Dec. 19 meeting, the city council unanimously voted to place an advisory, non-binding referendum question regarding the size of the city council on the ballot for the upcoming 2017 election. Councilmembers Edouard Haba (Ward 4) and Ruth Ann Frazier (Ward 5) were [read more]

Council approves funding for purchase of new Call-A-Bus

December 22, 2016

BY QUANNY CARR — The City Council approved funding to purchase a new Call-A-Bus at the Dec. 19 meeting, after members from the Hyattsville community voiced concerns about lack of service and unreliability. The original proposal was discussed during the Dec. 5 City Council meeting. The proposal [read more]

Council unanimously passes noncitizen voting amendment

December 7, 2016

BY SCOTT GELMAN — After a long series of debates, non-U.S. citizens living in Hyattsville will be able to vote in local elections starting in 2017. The amendment to the Hyattsville Charter passed unanimously, despite previous opposition by some councilmembers.  The change, which will take [read more]

City now offers online commenting for council meetings

October 3, 2016

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Residents who are unable to attend council meetings in person can now comment on City Council agenda items online. “This is a new initiative to encourage community engagement,” said Jake Rollow, Hyattsville’s Community Services Director. “We plan to [read more]

City predicts budget shortfall amid rise in property tax income

March 7, 2016

BY ANDREW MARDER — At the Feb. 24 Hyattsville City Council meeting, City Administrator Tracey Nicholson presented the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 city budget, running from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. With revenue forecasted to reach $16.76 million and expenditures forecast at $17.21 million, the [read more]
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